Title: Bundesumweltministerium (BMU) - Federal Environment Ministry 
Resource Type: web links 
Language(s): English
Availability: Bundesumweltministerium Referat Öffentlichkeitsarbeit 11055 Berlin Telefon (01888) 305-0 Telefax (01888) 305 20 44 
Producers or distributor Bundesumweltministerium (BMU) 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Web link for product information: http://www.bmu.de  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Brownfields
Contaminated land-->Contaminated land overview
Contaminated land-->funding
Contaminated land-->policy and regulatory
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater protection overview
Soil-->Soil Overview
Water and sanitation-->Water and sanitation Overview
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
Long description: Until 1986 environmental matters were dealt with by three different ministries within the Federal Government: the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Health. On 6 June 1986 the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety was established. Since then it has been responsible within the Federal Government for (lead-managing) national environmental policy. The Federal Environment Ministry's sphere of responsibility also embraces three federal agencies with a combined total of more than 1,880 employees: the Federal Environmental Agency (Umweltbundesamt), the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (Bundesamt für Naturschutz) and the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz). The ministry also receives advice in the form of statements and expert opinions from several independent expert bodies. The principal advisory bodies are the Council of Environmental Advisors (Rat von Sachverständigen für Umweltfragen) and the Advisory Council on Global Change (Wissenschaftlicher Beirat Globale Umweltveränderungen). 
Submitted By: Maike Hauschild WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 19/11/2004

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